How to Get Traffic Camera Footage of Your Car Accident in Texas

If you suffered injuries in a car accident due to someone else’s negligence, it’s essential to gather as much evidence as possible to curate a strong claim and increase your chance of receiving the compensation you deserve. One of the most valuable pieces of evidence is often traffic camera footage. If the liable party attempts to blame you or deny their negligence, camera footage can be effective evidence. 

However, getting access to the camera footage on your own can be challenging. Our experienced lawyers at Mott & Moffett can make this process much easier. We handle every aspect of your claim, including gathering and analyzing information, so you can focus on recovery and have a hassle-free experience. We aim to hold negligent parties accountable by building a solid claim and fighting for your rights. With our high-quality negotiation and litigation skills, you can rest assured your claim is in the best hands.

How Can You Get Video Footage of Your Texas Car Accident?

Camera footage of your car accident may be available from various sources. If the crash occurred in a busy area with multiple businesses and with Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) cameras, you might even have shots of it from several angles. Potential sources of traffic camera footage include the following:

  • Dash-cam footage from your vehicle or someone else’s vehicle
  • Cellphone footage someone recorded
  • Private homes with security cameras
  • Highway toll booths

You can request this footage in various ways depending on its source. Potential ways to collect this evidence include the following:

TxDOT Camera Footage

If a TxDOT camera captured your accident on video, the TxDOT can give you access to the footage upon request. We can visit the accident site, determine if TxDOT had any cameras at the scene, contact them, and request the footage.

Private Resident or Business Footage

Many businesses and homes have cameras outside that may have captured footage of your accident. However, obtaining this critical evidence can be more challenging. While some individuals may be cooperative and grant you access to their footage, others may not. Our skilled attorneys can help you in these situations to overcome obstacles and build the strongest claim possible.

If traffic cameras recorded your car accident, contacting the camera owners as soon as possible is imperative. Homeowners and private businesses may delete their footage after a certain period of time, and TxDOT does not explicitly state how long they preserve footage. Instead of rushing to contact these parties while in recovery, our dedicated lawyers can reach out to the appropriate people quickly to ensure you get access to the footage and make sure it doesn’t get overridden or deleted before you can use it to achieve a fair settlement.

Speak With a Reputable Texas Car Accident Lawyer at Mott & Moffett Today

If you suffered injuries in a car accident due to someone else’s negligence, a traffic camera or private business or residence camera might have recorded the crash. This footage can be crucial to proving fault and achieving your deserved compensation. However, obtaining this footage is not always easy. Fortunately, our professional team at Mott & Moffett handles every aspect of your claim, including gathering evidence like video footage, so you can focus on recovery.

With years of experience working on all types of Texas car accident claims, we understand the essential role traffic camera footage plays in proving your claim. Therefore, we thoroughly investigate your accident and do everything we can to obtain all critical pieces of evidence. Our compassionate lawyers listen to your story and provide highly-experienced guidance every step of the way, including litigation if necessary. To discuss your car accident claim, call (888) 596-6582 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation.


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